HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc740-1W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will confer with the Prison Commissioners and re-consider the cases of those prison warders at Wormwood Scrubs Prison who have been, and still are, out of employment consequent upon their dismissal upwards of six months ago by reason of their having been induced to join in the strike; and whether, if it is not found possible to reinstate them, he will endeavour to arrange for their employment in other branches of the public service, seeing that they have been reduced to a condition of destitution, not having succeeded in obtaining other employment?


This question has been repeatedly considered, but I regret I do not see my way to authorise the reappointment to the Prison Service of any of the men who were dismissed last August for absenting themselves from duty. The Prison Commissioners have, however, done their best to assist the men in finding other employment. Many of them have been taken temporarily into employment by a Government Department, and most, if not all, have succeeded in obtaining other work.